October 21, 2014 · 27 Tishrei

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Faiths Calling September 17th

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) would finally update federal civil rights law to include protections in the workplace against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Urge your Senator to pass ENDA and enact workplace protections for all.

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How Bigotry and Legalized Discrimination Fuel an Epidemic of LGBT Homelessness

Fresh Updates from RAC » LGBT Rights   |   Oct 17, 2014 12:00 AM
“When I transitioned, I transitioned into poverty.” This statement by Ruby Corado, a transgender woman who founded a Bilingual Multicultural Drop Inn-Community Center for vulnerable LGBT individuals, highlights the economic and housing hardships many LGBT individuals face. Although LGBT individuals make up a small percentage of the population, 40% of the homeless youth served by […]

Create the LGBT-Inclusive Jewish Community I Didn’t Have Growing Up

Fresh Updates from RAC » LGBT Rights   |   Oct 10, 2014 12:00 AM
“I wouldn’t want my child’s rabbi to be gay—it might turn him gay.” This was just one of the many homophobic remarks I heard in my Jewish day school as a closeted gay teen. In my high school, homophobic statements often went unchallenged and the phrase “that’s so gay” was thrown around often. My day […]

Back to the Bench: First Day of the Supreme Court Term

Fresh Updates from RAC » LGBT Rights   |   Oct 6, 2014 12:00 AM
If you’re a Supreme Court fanatic like I am, you’ve been eagerly awaiting the start of this year’s term for months (well, since early July). It’s finally here. I’m excited to begin following the justices again, although I’m a bit nervous for possible case outcomes this year given the Court’s recent decisions. Even if you […]
The struggle for LGBT equality is at the forefront of the civil rights movement. We see discrimination that is either condoned or approved by local and federal government on a range of topics from employment to marriage and immigration to adoption. Thankfully, we are beginning to see progress made, but there is still much work to be done.
Jewish Values on LGBT rights and the perspective of the URJ and the CCAR on rights, inclusion, outreach, marriage, and the Boy Scouts of America.
Learn about important Supreme Court cases and concerns affecting the LGBT community.
Learn about important legislation to end employment discrimination against the LGBT community.
Learn about the important issues of LGBT rights in marriage equality, immigration, and adoption.
Visit the Hate Crimes issue page to learn about the RAC's efforts to combat bias-motivated crimes.
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